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Longwood University Admission Requirements

Farmville, Virginia

Chances of getting into Longwood University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.1%
Admission Difficulty for Longwood University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Longwood University and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,601 out of 5,162 applicants were admitted making Longwood University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Longwood University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Longwood University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Longwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Longwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Longwood University?

Longwood University typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Longwood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >93%
1065 to 1150 Avg + 89%-93%
980 to 1065 Avg - 83%-89%
895 to 980 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 895 Low <74%
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Longwood University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for Longwood University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Longwood University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Longwood University?

Admission data indicates that Longwood University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Longwood University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Longwood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >94%
20 to 23 Avg + 89%-94%
18 to 20 Avg - 84%-89%
16 to 18 Reach 78%-84%
Less than 16 Low <78%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.37
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Longwood University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Longwood University was 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.37 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Longwood University accepts 89% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Longwood University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 23% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 23% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of Longwood University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Longwood University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Longwood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,494 1,668 5,162
Accepted 3,141 1,460 4,601
Acceptance Rate 90% 88% 89%
Enrolled 690 317 1,007
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 22% 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Longwood University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Longwood University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Longwood University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232566 IPEDS survey data for Longwood University.

Frequently Asked Questions

95% of students submit their SAT scores to Longwood University. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

89% of those who apply are granted admission to Longwood University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1150. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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